CTV Goes High Definition in Calgary



    
    - Over-the-air HD transmitter now operating; Shaw Cable now carrying CTV
    Calgary HD signal on Channel 210 -
    

    CALGARY, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - CTV Inc. today announced it has completed
installation of an over-the-air (OTA) High Definition transmitter in Canada's
third-largest English language television market. "CTV HD Calgary" is now
transmitting from CTV Calgary's Patina Rise headquarters. CTV becomes the only
broadcaster now transmitting over-the-air in High Definition in Calgary and,
with similar operations in Vancouver and Toronto, CTV also now becomes
Canada's only broadcaster to have HD transmitters in all three markets metered
by BBM Nielsen Media Research.

    
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    www.ctvmedia.ca.
    

    CTV Calgary's leading line-up of top-rated programming - from AMERICAN
IDOL, CSI and GREY'S ANATOMY to FLASHPOINT, CORNER GAS and the upcoming SUPER
BOWL - is available in real time, in high definition, beginning immediately.
CTV HD Calgary can be accessed by viewers with an HD-capable television
equipped with a digital tuner and antenna on Channel 4.1. Additionally, CTV HD
Calgary will replace CTV HD East on Channel 210 for Shaw Cable subscribers in
Calgary and surrounding areas.

    "Viewers can now watch Calgary's most-watched programs in High Definition
without time-shifting," said Len Perry, General Manager and Vice-President,
CTV Calgary. "As Calgary's No. 1 television station, we are enormously proud
to lead the way with this investment in our viewers."

    Today's announcement represents the latest development in the multi-stage
rollout of CTV Inc.'s Canadian HD strategy. CTV was the first national
conventional broadcaster to transmit over-the-air in High Definition when its
first HD transmitters began operating in Toronto and Vancouver in 2005. CTV
was also the first national broadcaster to transmit a feed in High Definition
when CTV HD East debuted in 2003, followed by CTV HD West in 2004. CTV has
applied to the CRTC for additional transitional digital television licenses in
other major Canadian markets.

    CTV Calgary is a local affiliate of CTV, Canada's largest private
broadcaster. CTV Calgary signed on in September of 1960, and offers a wide
range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming,
including 15 of the Top 20 programs in Calgary. CTV News prides itself on
being Calgary's No. 1 choice for news, weather, and information and continues
to lead through active community participation and a dedication to intensive
local coverage. CTV Calgary's website, CTVcalgary.ca, is a leader in breaking
news updates and severe weather warnings, and provides streaming video of
local news stories. CTV Calgary employs more than 150 full and part-time
staff. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multimedia company.





For further information:

For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5311 or
jim.quan@ctv.ca; Matt Burlet, CTV Calgary, (403) 240-5653 or
matt.burlet@ctv.ca


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